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Travel search sites

Postby MariaGiovanni » Tue, 02 Oct 2018 1:57 pm

Hi everyone, I'm planning on booking some holidays for my family in the future but wanted to get some advice on which travel search sites you guys use and how each compares to the other? Care to share your experiences.

I usually go for Google Flights/ Skyscanner.
And then use booking.com for hotels.

I see quite a few random sites on Skyscanner like travelgenio, gotogate and i'm just wondering if its risky to book on those (fares seem crazy cheap tho)? Skyscanner seems reliable but I'm not sure if its wise to book via those other websites.

I know its preferable to just book directly form the airlines but there difference in fares really attracts me. (substantial savings as i'm booking for 4 tickets)

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Postby bgd » Tue, 02 Oct 2018 3:40 pm

For flights I use Expedia. Accommodation Booking.com.

I've found both to be good and Expedia in particular has produced some amazing savings.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 02 Oct 2018 8:05 pm

Hipmunk for flights, then I usually book directly with the airline.

I've quit using hotels. AirBnB has provided some great stays for me.

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Postby bgd » Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:23 am

I found booking directly with airlines to be more expensive than what I could find on Expedia. I was sold on Expedia when I saved SGD1,800 on the same flight available on the airline site. If booking the low cost carriers I think savings are minimal, it's more the convenience of having all flight options available on one screen. I guess that's what Hipmunk does?

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Re: Travel search sites

Postby MariaGiovanni » Thu, 04 Oct 2018 9:29 am

Thanks everyone!! Someone recommended me Kayak because they have more filters than skyscanner. I've not used Hipmunk before but will check it out too :)

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Postby Persian » Sat, 27 Oct 2018 11:43 pm

Commonly I will search all airline that has direct flight to the place I intend to travel. If you have more time, you can search them Everyday. But make sure u delete your cookies,. Certain days in the week certain airline ticket prices are cheaper. Once I’ve gotten a guide on price and deleted my cookies, I’ll go for sites that provide accommodations and flight package such as Expedia or trivago. If they have special promo you could get a rather cheaper rate. But take note, before you actual book from those website recheck the airline and hotel website. After calculating hidden costs, booking from airline and hotel website could be cheaper at the end of the day. So it really depends.

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Re: Travel search sites

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 28 Oct 2018 12:23 am

Not bad. around 130 words to say absolutely nothing. :-)

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Postby tania_gromenko » Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:24 pm

You must continue to book your flights via Skyscanner thats the cheapest & reliable aggregator. If you are a regular traveler you can go for Expedia also, as the prices are little high but offer reward scheme, you can get free nights on hotel booking or can redeem the points & get subsequent off on the next bookings.

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Re: Travel search sites

Postby nathandev » Thu, 07 Feb 2019 11:56 pm

Agreed to go with Skyscanner but also Expedia is reliable too

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Re: Travel search sites

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:45 am

nathandev wrote:Agreed to go with Skyscanner but also Expedia is reliable too


TIC - TOC - TIC - TOC

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Feb 2019 1:17 pm

Wow, really being chillax, eh, SE? nathandev is a typical spammer from Pakistan (right from the 'training block' there. I'm surprised you let him off with a tic..toc.. I'd have just pulled the pin and let it drop.

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Re: Travel search sites

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:10 pm

Yah... deleted two similar posts about travel sites... then this one appeared... trying to figure out what these clowns are doing without adding spamming links to messages. I think that comes later.

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Re: Travel search sites

Postby nathandev » Sat, 09 Feb 2019 7:23 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Wow, really being chillax, eh, SE? nathandev is a typical spammer from Pakistan (right from the 'training block' there. I'm surprised you let him off with a tic..toc.. I'd have just pulled the pin and let it drop.


lol, You can just pull me off, eh, Sunday?

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Re: Travel search sites

Postby nathandev » Sat, 09 Feb 2019 7:29 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Yah... deleted two similar posts about travel sites... then this one appeared... trying to figure out what these clowns are doing without adding spamming links to messages. I think that comes later.

If this forum won't allow dropping any link to a related topic then idk what u guys r doing? Concealing?

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Re: Travel search sites

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 09 Feb 2019 7:51 pm

Bye-Bye.... pin pulled and dropped.


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